The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.
Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.
At least once a generation, urbanites give living on or next to a farm—now dubbed an "Agrihood"—a shot. And then we forget.
In this generation and the last, Agrihood has primarily meant luxury living in a rural setting, but such neighborhoods can and should include affordable housing. Farms may also solve some problems faced by the 100+ golf course communities faced annually with course closures.